Background information
Feature films The Great Mouse Detective
Mickey's House of Villains
Television programs Darkwing Duck (cameo)
Quack Pack (cameo)
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Walker Edmiston (1986)
Maurice LaMarche (2004-present)
Performance model
Designer Walt Disney
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name John Daniel Robertson
Other names Arthur, Charlie, Colin, Francis, Johnny, Josh, Joshua, Macho, Morey, Reddie
Origin story
Personality Bad, mean, sneaky, cunning (formerly), brave, demanding, grumpy, a potty mouth, strong, stubborn (currently)
Appearance Short and obese mouse, tan fur, brown eyes, curvy, pink ears, brown nose, white bucktooth, both black whiskers and eyebrows, curvy pink ears, orange shirt, brown pants that are held up by a black leather belt with a gold buckle, brown hat with and orange ribbon around the "dome," both brown vest and shoes, cigar
Occupation Ratigan's thug (formerly)
Queen Mousetoria's helper (formerly)
Affiliations Bad, later good
Goal To overthrow Queen Mousetoria and become the guard of all Mousedom (formerly)
To help Queen Mousetoria (currently)
Home Ratigan's Lair (formerly)
Buckingham Palace (currently)
Relatives Lonnie Robertson (father)
Brianna Robertson (mother)
Miranda Robertson (daughter)
Lily Robertson (wife)
Julie-Ann Robertson (daughter)
Allies Ratigan (formerly, deceased), Felicia (formerly), Bartholomew (deceased), other thugs (formerly), Bill the Lizard, Snakes, Olivia Flaversham, Arden Flaversham, Hiram Flaversham, Basil, Toby, Queen Mousetoria, Dr. David Q. Dawson, Mrs. Judson, Fidget
Minions Bill the Lizard, Snakes
Enemies József G. Rathoug, Bob, George, Rathoug's other thugs, Fidget
Likes Drinking beer, parties, making Ratigan happy (formerly), Basil, swearing, smoking, and helping the Queen
Dislikes Basil (formerly), seeing Bartholomew get eaten by Felicia, and being told to watch his language
Powers and abilities
Fate Gets overpowered by the townspeople before being arrested by the Queen (in The Great Mouse Detective)
Now reconciles and decides to work for the Queen (currently)
Quote "Oh, oh! He didn't mean it, professor."
"Yeah, that's right! Right! A mouse!"

Red (actual name, John) is a character who appears in Disney's 1986 film The Great Mouse Detective as one of the tertiary antagonists. He was one of Professor Ratigan's henchmen and current helper to Queen Mousetoria. He was formerly voiced by the late Walker Edmiston and now by Maurice LaMarche.


The Great Mouse Detective

In the movie, Red is one of Ratigan's thugs. He is a mouse who is very loyal to Ratigan, and will do anything to help him, including overthrowing the Queen and becoming the guard of Mousedom. Red loves to drink and sing about his boss, and he also boos Basil of Baker Street, who has interfered with his boss's plans.

During the song, Bartholomew accidently calls Ratigan a rat, and Ratigan has him fed to his cat, Felicia. Red watches sadly before he removes his hat, closes his eyes, and bows his head. He soon recovers and sing about his boss again, crowing him with a crown, awaiting to help him succeed with his evil plan.

Later on, when Basil and Dawson sneak into the lair, Ratigan's bat henchman, Fidget, dresses up as Olivia (the girl they're looking for) and, when Dawson taps on the bottle Olivia is in, Fidget turns around and smacks his lips, and Red, the other thugs, and Ratigan appear and laugh at Basil and Dawson in their pirate disguises.

Red and the rest of the thugs then tie Basil and Dawson in a trap and leave for Buckingham Palace dressed in guard uniforms.

At the palace, Red and the thugs manage to ambush the real Queen's guards and enter the Queen's room, delivering her a present (which is a robot version of herself) and then Ratigan appears and orders his thugs to take The Queen away, which they do.

Red and the other thugs act like the real Queen's guards during her speech, during which, they manage to fool the crowd with the Robot Queen, which announces Ratigan as her new Royal Councilor. Luckily, Basil and Dawson and Olivia manage to escape the trap and bottle and manage to arrive at the palace and save the Queen and fight off Red and Ratigan's other thugs and tie them up, where they are arrested. If he is hanged or not remains unknown.


  • Though he does not have a name in the film, many users give him a variety of boys' names: Arthur, Charlie, Colin, Francis, John, Joshua, Macho, and Morey.